Is the biggest threat to free speech in America, in 2019, the government? Or us?
When you’re in the business of providing politically-themed content your audience can be very tied to the election cycle. During campaign season your audience peaks, after campaign season it falls off. Which is frustrating because the point of campaigning is deciding who gets to make policy, and you’d think voters might want to stay tuned in to see how that turns out, right? They don’t, because it’s not as exciting as the pie-throwing which goes on during the campaigns.
On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) talks about his role on a conference committee which is tasked with finding a compromise on border security to avoid another government shutdown. The committee had its first meeting this week, and Hoeven says he's optimistic about finding an agreement. "The President is offering bonafide compromises," he said of the negotiations. Hoeven says he'd like to "bring in the border professionals" to determine what sort of physical barrier or other security measures ought to be considered for the border, adding that he's confide
On this episode of Plain Talk, state Rep. Tom Beadle talks about his bill - one of two before the Legislature in Bismarck - to legalize sports betting in North Dakota. His would be restricted to professional sports. The other, introduced by Rep. Jason Dockter, would also include amateur sports like collegiate athletics and the Olympics. Also, two free speech groups have come out in opposition to implementing Measure 1.
MINOT, N.D. - “You have the right to an attorney.” We’re all familiar with that phrase, a part of the famous Miranda warning that’s a staple of television and movies and, you know, actual police work. It’s formal recognition of the right to legal counsel from the Sixth Amendment. Thank goodness for it. Can you imagine having your life and liberty put in jeopardy in our legal system without the guidance of a legal professional?
Agweek publisher Katie Pinke talks about North Dakota's corporate farming ban.
Before I make my argument, I should acknowledge that the business community in North Dakota has come out in opposition to HB1509 .
RNC National Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany joins Plain Talk today to explain what the government shutdown did and did not accomplish, whether President Trump lost his leverage by re-opening the government, and the politics around the State of the Union address. Also, North Dakota state agencies try to kill bills they don’t like with fiscal notes, should it be allowed to happen?
MINOT, N.D. -- Are pro-life Republicans interested in creating headlines or reducing the number of abortions? I’m pro-life, but I couldn’t help but be frustrated this week when the Republican majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives passed HB1336 on a 73-16 vote .
Let’s say your great-grandfather immigrated to North Dakota and started a farm. It was a successful operation and, upon his death, he left it to your grandfather and his brother. The brothers kept the operation successful and left it to their sons, your father and his cousin. They, too, find success and they want to keep the family tradition alive and leave the farm to their sons. Only their sons are second cousins, and under North Dakota law that’s not allowed.